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The Live-Action Ghost In The Shell Movie May Have Found Its Lead

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The Wolf of Wall Street's Margot Robbie is in talks to lead DreamWorks' live-action adaptation of the 1995 hit anime movie Ghost in the Shell, to be directed by Snow White and the Huntsman's Rupert Sanders. Which makes it sound like DreamWorks is finally getting pretty serious about making this film.

The Wrap summarizes GitS as:

A live-action film based on the popular Japanese manga created by Masamune Shirow, the story follows the exploits of a member of a covert ops unit of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission that specializes in fighting technology-related crime.


Which is not inaccurate. It doesn't mention how lead character Motoko Kusanagi — a name that I have my doubts will survive in the American script — fights that technology-related crime primarily in lingerie, but I suppose it'll be good to save some surprises for the movie itself.

Robbie image credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP.